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Brigadier General Bala A Muhammadu (Rtd) mni psc

Board Member

Educations

Master's Degree in International Law and Diplomacy, University of Lagos, 1992 – 1994.
Bachelor's Degree in Islamic History, University of Maiduguri, 1983 – 1987.

Brigadier General Bala A. Muhammadu is a Highly accomplished and knowledgeable military intelligence General with an exemplary career in the Nigerian Army. Demonstrated expertise in strategic planning, combat operations, and intelligence analysis, resulting in numerous successful military operations and the rescue of kidnapped individuals from terrorist groups. A professional and results-oriented officer, known for exceptional analytical skills and unwavering dedication. Possesses strong diplomatic acumen from serving as the Defense Attaché in Ndjamena, Chad, representing Nigeria commendably. Recognized with multiple military awards, honors, and decorations, including gallantry awards.

    Key Skills:

  • Strategic Planning and Execution: Develops comprehensive strategies for military intelligence and operations, and effectively executes plans to achieve desired outcomes. Established robust intelligence networks, fostering collaboration and information sharing with national and international intelligence agencies.
  • Combat Operations: Extensive experience in leading units involved in military combat, demonstrating tactical proficiency and decisive decision-making.
  • Intelligence Analysis and Interpretation: Utilizes analytical skills to anticipate threats such as terrorist actions, identify trends, and provide insightful analysis, contributing to operational success.
  • Operational Coordination: Coordinates intelligence activities across multidisciplinary teams, ensuring seamless integration and effective utilization of resources.
  • Risk Assessment: Conducts thorough risk assessments and implements proactive measures to mitigate threats and enhance operational security.
  • Leadership and Team Management: Inspires and leads teams, fostering collaboration, excellence, and continuous improvement.
  • Diplomatic Skills: Exceptional representation and engagement skills in international settings, promoting diplomatic relations and strengthening alliances.
  • Security and VIP Protection: Proficient in security protocols, VIP protection, and ensuring the safety of high-ranking officials.
  • Capacity Enhancement in Dialogue, Mediation and Peace Processes: Proficient in Conflict Analysis, Dialogue, Facilitation, Mediation and Negotiation Skills. Equally vast in Security and Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration. Additional to stich in Women and Peace Security, Negotiation as a Delegation, including Third Party Roles in Peace Processes.

Appointments and Units Served

  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Coordination/Adjutant, 5 NAIC Group, Lagos.
  • Officer in Charge, Operations, and Traffic Control Security, Murtala Muhammed International Airport, Lagos.
  • Acting Officer Commanding 23 Intelligence Detachment, Yola.
  • Security Officer/Aide-De-Camp (ADC) to the Military Administrator of Plateau State.
  • Administrative Officer to the President (C-in-C), State House, Abuja.
  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Intelligence, Armour Corps Centre and School (ACCS), Bauchi.
  • Officer Commanding, Operations and Group Headquarters Detachment, 3 Division Intelligence Group, Jos.
  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Joint Intelligence, Headquarters Operation HARMONY IV Bakassi Peninsula.
  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Administration, HQ NAIC, Abuja.
  • Military Assistant to the Director Military Intelligence, HQ NAIC, Abuja.
  • Military Observer and Team Site Commander, United Nations Mission in Sudan (UNMISS), Sudan.
  • Staff Officer Grade I (SO1) Intelligence, Headquarters, Nigerian Army Corps of Artillery (HQ NACA), Kontagora.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1 Special Duties and Plans (Infantry role), Headquarters 2 Division Ibadan.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1 Joint Intelligence, Headquarters Operation RESTORE HOPE, Yenagoa.
  • Commanding Officer, Nigerian Army Psychological Operations Group, Lagos.
  • Second in Command, 3 Division Intelligence Command, Jos.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1 Administration, Headquarters NAIC, Abuja.
  • Principal Staff Officer Administration, Defence Intelligence College, Karu, Abuja.
  • Commander, 7 Division Intelligence Command, Maiduguri.
  • Nigerian Defence Attaché, Ndjamena, Chad.
  • Acting Deputy Director Security, Defence Intelligence Agency Annex, Lagos.
  • Currently the Deputy Director Security, Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency, Abuja.

Key Appointment Highlights:

  • Administrative Officer to the President (C-in-C), State House, Abuja, 1998 – 1999.
  • Staff Officer Grade 2 Joint Intelligence, Headquarters Operation HARMONY IV Bakassi Peninsula.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1 Special Duties and Plans (Infantry role), Headquarters 2 Division Ibadan.
  • Staff Officer Grade 1 Joint Intelligence, Headquarters Operation RESTORE HOPE, Yenagoa.
  • Commanding Officer, Nigerian Army Psychological Operations Group, Lagos.
  • Commander, 7 Division Intelligence Command, Maiduguri.
  • Nigerian Defence Attaché, Ndjamena, Chad.
  • Deputy Director Security, Headquarters Defence Intelligence Agency, Abuja.

Certificates:

  • BA Hons Islamic History
  • MILD

Military Courses:

  • Young Officers’ Course Intelligence
  • Young Officer’s Course Infantry
  • Tactical Intelligence Course
  • Junior Staff Course
  • Counter Intelligence Course
  • Psychological Operations Course
  • Senior Staff Course
  • Security and VIP Protection Course
  • Psychological Operations Staff Officers’ Course
  • Course in Capacity Enhancement in Dialogue, Mediation and Peace Processes
  • Policy and Strategy Course

Professional Body:

  • Member National Institute (mni)
  • Member International Lawyers Association of Nigeria
  • Member Rayfield Resort Boat Club Jos

Military Decorations and Awards:

  • Forces Service Star
  • Meritorious Service Star
  • Distinguished Service Star
  • Grand Service Star
  • Commanding Officers Medal
  • General Operations Medal
  • Silver Jubilee Medal
  • Operations ZAMAN LAFIYA, LAFIYA DOLE, CRACKDOWN, RESCUE FINALE, HARMONY IV and RESTORE HOPE Medals
  • Field Commanders Medal
  • River Niger Star
  • Chief of Army Staff Commendation Medal for Excellence

Personal Information:

  • Widely travelled
  • Happily married with children
  • Hobbies include traveling, watching nature, and engaging in humanitarian services.